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Karen Goldschmidt, PhD, RN

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Karen Goldschmidt


Associate Clinical Professor

Undergraduate Nursing
RN-BSN Completion Department

Karen Goldschmidt, PhD, RN, is an associate clinical professor for the College of Nursing and Health Professions and is the chair for the RN-BSN Program.

Clinical Experience:
Goldschmidt practiced as a high-risk neonatal nurse for several years at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She also worked as an Educational Nurse Specialist at CHOP within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, The Cardiac Center, and Children's Seashore House.

Academic Distinctions

Goldschmidt is a Jonas Scholar. She is published and presented both nationally and internationally in the areas of technology use in nursing education and pediatric nursing, nursing education, nursing care models, and human milk delivery. Goldschmidt serves as the editor of the Technology Column for The Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

Professional Society

Goldschmidt is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, The American Nurses Association, and The Society of Pediatric Nurses.

Research Interests

Nursing education, transformational learning, and professional development.


High-risk neonatal nursing.

PhD, Nursing Education, 2010 – 2015
Villanova University
Villanova, PA

MSN, Nursing, 2003 – 2006
Wilmington University
Wilmington, DE

BSN, Registered Nursing, 1983 – 1987
East Stroudsburg University
Stroudsburg, PA